Právny obzor

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Ročník 105

2022

 

 
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KÁČER, M.: Constitutional conventions and the power of the president in the Slovak Republic.

Právny obzor, 101, 2018, č. 6, s. 554 – 565.

Abstract. Is it the case that according to Slovak constitutional conventions president is authorized to request parliament to defeat the government in motion of no confidence? Ján Mazák, who defended the manner in which president Kiska tried to solve the political crisis triggered by the murder of journalist Kuciak, suggests that it is. In this article I will argue for the opposite: there is not such convention in the Slovak constitutional system because the social practice on which Mazák relies in his argument does not have the components of legal custom. In addition, I will consider whether it would be more appropriate to look at our constitutional conventions with British eyes, i.e. not as a law enforceable by courts, but as political principles enforced directly and only by political actors themselves.

Key words: legal custom, constitutional convention, precedent, political accountability, president

ISSN 2729-9228
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ISSN 0032-6984
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THEORETICAL REVIEW FOR ISSUES OF STATE AND LAW.

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